RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced a breakthrough miniature resettable thermal cutoff (TCO) device series delivering the highest current capacity for comparable devices, matching the protection needs of today's denser, higher capacity Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery cells. Bourns' Model AA Series is capable of carrying 14 A at 60°C, offering as much as 37% more current capacity compared to Bourns' previously available TCOs. They also deliver extremely low impedance/resistance -- 60% lower than earlier generation Bourns TCOs. Saving costs and design space, higher current Li-Ion battery designs that previously needed two TCOs now only need a single AA Series device to meet protection requirements.
"Beyond laptops, more of today's electronics are realizing the cost-cutting benefits of a reduced battery pack cell count. However, current miniature resettable TCO solutions were incapable of adequately or efficiently protecting higher capacity Li-Ion batteries," said Yoichi Yoshimura, President of Bourns KK. "The Model AA Series provides the necessary higher current overtemperature protection so batteries can be made not only safer and more reliable, but also smaller and more cost-effective."
A pioneer in overtemperature and overcurrent protection solutions, Komatsulite Mfg. Co., Ltd., now Bourns KK, engineered the first commercial miniature resettable thermal cutoff device in 2000 and quickly became the market share leader. The company continues to excel at precision metal press processes, miniaturization and high current capacity engineering with an established roadmap that includes further innovation.
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Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.
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